Twitter & Tumblr followers: I need your thoughts! Gotta to submit a paper proposal to #PCAACA _today_ (yikes). Here are my two potential papers:
Option 1 - “Ludic Governmentality: Biopolitical Game Mechanics in _Pokémon_” (an examination of the rise and development of eugenicist breeding mechanics in the Pokémon series over time)
Option 2 - “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of _Harvest Moon_” (an examination of the lack of “win” states in many Harvest Moon games - which are largely about economic success and community approval - speaking to the ethos of capitalist accumulation in its players)
- Pokemon Trainer: Grimer, use TOXIC!
- Grimer: with the taste of your lips, i'm on a ride....